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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Radiohead Remixes

Use the widget to preview new Radiohead remixes that will be available for purchase this Monday:

Late Night Viewing: July 25 - July 29

The week starts out strong and fizzles to an end.

Ray Davies - David Watts  (Fallon 7/25/11) - Sounds Great!!!!

Eels - That's Not Her Way (Letterman 7/26/11) -  Beardfest

Matt and Kim - Block After Block (Fallon 7/26/11) - They have energy

They Might Be Giants - Can't Keep Johnny Down (Fallon 7/27/11) - I might buy their new album just to reminisce

Fountains of Wayne - A Dip In the Ocean (Letterman 7/28/11) - it's no Stacy's Mom

Stevie Nicks - For What It's Worth (Leno 7/28/11) - Feel free to skip this

Lady Gaga - You and I (Kimmel 7/28/11) - Not my favorite

Beyonce -  Best Thing I Never Had (Fallon 7/28/11) - Worst quality but best performance from the ladies

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cheat Sheet #22 2011

Tons of new stuff coming at me everyday. I have had no time to absorb any music, just a couple listens and its on to the next thing. We just got a DVD player for the van, so my driving and music listening has come to an end. My drives are now sound-tracked by Little Einsteins! Hope you like all the tracks this week.

Fungi Girls - Velvet Days source Guerolito Music
Garage music sounds great in the summer. I was listening to The Strangeboys a lot last week and now I find this gem of a band. You can hear another new track from the album by heading over to their Bandcamp page.
New album Some Easy Magic is out next week.
Band Website

Black Whales - Shangri-La Indeed source Ear Milk
Black Whales - Lately source The Dada
Basic but solid rock music. Has that 90's alt-country sound and it works nicely. Nothing that blows me away, but will be a nice addition to the summer soundtrack.
Album Shangri-La Indeed is out now.
Band Website

Neon Indian - Fallout source Tympanogram
I was surprised when I gave this a play and was reminded of My Bloody Valentine, not what I was expecting. This new track still has the Chillwave sound you expect from Neon Indian but is darker and murkier. This early track will bring high expectations for the album.
Album Era Extrana is due out Sept. 13
Band Website

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Maniac source Someone To Shout For
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Same Mistake source Someone To Shout For
Two solid tracks from the upcoming album. Looks like my prediction that they wouldn't come through was wrong. Great catchy pop music!
New album Hysterical will be out in September
Band Website

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Come On Baby Cover Me #6 2011

Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Atlantic City (Bruce!) source Ear Milk

Neko Case and Nick Cave - She's Not There (Zombies) source Someone To Shout For 

Parts and Labor - Runaway (Kanye West) source The Burning Ear

Washed Out - Wicked Game (Chris Isaak) source Gorilla Vs Bear 

Bon Iver - Your Love (Outfield) source The Tape Is Not Sticky

Video: LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (Lego)

A super fan remake of the original LCD video, except this time it is done in LEGO! Thanks to All Songs Considered for the lead.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Best of the 2nd Quarter 2011 April -> June

Over halfway through 2011 and with the summer here I have had a little more time focus on music. April and May brought lots of great music and lots of new discoveries. That is always a busy music time of year as many bands like to follow up with new albums and tracks after SXSW. June was a little disappointing (or maybe I am just spending too much time stuck on Bon Iver) and July so far has been dry. Enjoy and let me know what your favorites were.

Standout Album from April - June listed in Alphabetical Order. All tracks are for sampling purposes go out and buy the album to support the artists (click on the album name to go to Amazon)!

The Antlers - Burst Apart
I Don't Want Love
Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
Putting The Dog To Sleep

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See
Brick By Brick
Don't Sit Down Cause I've Moved Your Chair
Piledriver Waltz

Battles - Gloss Drop
Wall Street
Ice Cream (Feat Matias Aguayo)

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
One Fine Morning

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Helplessness Blues
The Cascades
Bedouin Dress (Live)

Jeff the Brotherhood - We Are the Champions
Mellow Out

Thao & Mirah - Thao & Mirah
Eleven (Feat. tUnE-yArDs)


Vaccines - What Did you Expect From the Vaccines
If You Wanna
Blow It Up

And 15 more tracks for good measure!
Black Lips - Modern Art
Country Mice - Morning Song
Ema - The Grey Ship
Fucked Up - The Other Shoe
Low - Try to Sleep
Milagres - Glowing Mouth
My Morning Jacket - Holdin On to Black Metal
The National - Think You Can Wait
Panda Bear - Surfer's Hymn
Parts and Labor - Rest
The Raveonettes - Forget That Your Young
Seapony - Blue Star
Sonny and the Sunsets - Reflections on Youth
Thee Oh Sees - I Need Seed
Vetiver - Wonder Why
Weeknd - Glass Table Girls
Yacht - Dystopia

Friday, July 15, 2011

Late Night Viewing July 11 - July 15

Pretty slow week in late night TV and nothing on Friday so an early week. All three of these are great performances !

Panda Bear - You Can Count On Me  (Jimmy Fallon 7/11)

Gomez - Options (Letterman 7/13)

James Blake -  Whilhelm Scream (Fallon 7/14)

Video: Cults - Go Outside

The official video - old skewl Jonestown massacre footage.

Go Outside, by Cults from Boing Boing on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Video: Pains of Being Pure of Heart - The Body

Not my favorite track but good enough for summer. The video is preparation for my beach trip in August!

And Other Stuff #5

So before I die, I have three concert dreams:
1. Latitude in England with my whole family
2. SXSW with my wife and the Berciks
3. Primavera and Spain sightseeing with whoever will take me for free.

So this week we get some very cool footage from Spain thanks to Pitchfork attending the Primavera festival.
tUnE-yArDs in Spain
The tUnE-yArDs short song is just surreal with the church, traffic, and soccer crazies.

James Blake @ Primevera Concert in Spain
So I learned that this music is part of his degree for University...how cool.

Cults @ Primevera
Sightseeing and drinking

On top of all the concert and live music footage - Pitchfork also introduced a great new idea: 60 Seconds Left. Check out these bands to get an idea of what it is all about.
The Walkmen - remind me a wrestling a friend of highschool and then suddenly someone gets mad and it gets real.

Battles - funny band, funny cameraman.

Pains of Being Pure of Heart
- an indie football fan.

So leave a comment on what your concert dreams are!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cheat Sheet #21 2011

Sorry if this starts a little downbeat for you. I know it is summer, but these are the new tracks that are striking me just right and I also find happiness in sad music. My wife says that makes me weird, she is probably right (but I know there are others of you out there). If you don't want to hear the miserable tunes just skip forward to Santa Fe by Beirut.

John Maus - Hey Moon source Ear Milk
John Maus - Quantum Leap source Mr Bungle
John Maus - Believer source One Track Mind
The influences here are obvious so I'll skip that. You should also skip this if synthesizers and drum machines bother you. These tracks seem very different to me, but all of them work. "Hey Moon" to me is just beautiful (lyrics rarely matter, but here they hit me just right) the two other tracks are a weird kind of fun listen.
Band Website
We Become the Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves is out now

Beirut - Goshen source Seamstress For The Band
Beirut - Santa Fe source Seizure Chicken
Lining up to be a year end favorite. In the past Beirut has never hit the mark with me. I think the sound was too eclectic and bounced all over the place. All the tracks I have heard from this new album seem gentler and well thought out.
Band Website
New album The Rip Tide out on August 30

Wu Lyf - Dirt source Mostly Junk Food
Wu Lyf - Heavy Pop source Heart Strings Engaged
Grand atmospheric sounding music. Reminds me of the Foals last album with guttural vocals. I have no clue what the lead singer is saying (it is English) but I know he is feeling it and as a result so am I. The music clearly sounds like a call to arms for someone, for me it just beckons to be played loud while I'm cleaning the house.
Band Website 
Album Go Tell Fire Mountain is out now

Teddybears - Crystal Meth Christian (Featuring the Flaming Lips) source Unstrum
Teddy Bears - No More Michael Jackson source Magnet
A grab bag of sounds and styles but all of it up-beat. This is tongue in cheek electronic pop music from three Sweedish dudes who used to make heavy grindcore music. The album contains guest appearances all of the place from the likes of Flaming Lips, Cee-Lo, B-52s, Robyn, and B.O.B. It is possible this music is too happy for me.
Band Website
Album Devil's Music came out on July 5th

Video: Arctic Monkeys - Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

Video of the band touring with just a minimal amount of live footage and a small dose of a steamy raven haired beauty. A winner.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Video: The Horrors - Still Life

Great song I have previously posted and a nice dreamy video. You can also stream the new album below which is due out in the Us on August 11.